Volunteer of the Month – December 2020
Brian Morrow is a sole practitioner.
- How did you first get involved with pro bono?
Due to the pandemic, I was furloughed from my product owner role in hospitality analytics. Being furloughed provided me time to engage with DVAP and learn skills that will help my fellow Texans.
- What types of cases have you accepted?
With the help of DVAPs’ amazing mentors, I am assisting clients with divorce, custody modification, probate, real estate, bankruptcy, adoption, custody, and driver’s license restoration matters.
- Describe your most compelling pro bono case.
Currently, my most compelling case involves obtaining an adoption/formal custody arrangement for my client and her foster child. My client has cared for her child for over a decade and seeks to formalize her custodial rights. My client’s concern for the child motivates me to provide her with some legal security to continue providing a stable home for the child.
- What impact has pro bono service had on your career?
Pro bono has taught me new skills which will allow me to help more Texans in the future.
- What is the most unexpected benefit you have received from doing pro bono?
Pro bono is my first foray into the legal profession. Although I was quite anxious when I began, every member of this profession that I meet is incredibly helpful and generous with their time. Pro bono has dispelled my anxiousness working as an attorney and has shown how this profession would be a fulfilling career.